Whither critical education in the neoliberal university? Two practitioners’ reflections on constraints and possibilities

Amsler, Sarah and Canaan, Joyce (2008) Whither critical education in the neoliberal university? Two practitioners’ reflections on constraints and possibilities. Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences, 1 (2). ISSN 1756-848X

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Abstract

This paper, based on the reflections of two academic social scientists, offers a starting point for dialogue about the importance of critical pedagogy within the university today, and about the potentially transformative possibilities of higher education more generally. We first explain how the current context of HE, framed through neoliberal restructuring, is reshaping opportunities for alternative forms of education and knowledge production to emerge. We then consider how insights from both critical pedagogy and popular education inform our work in this climate.

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Additional Information:This paper, based on the reflections of two academic social scientists, offers a starting point for dialogue about the importance of critical pedagogy within the university today, and about the potentially transformative possibilities of higher education more generally. We first explain how the current context of HE, framed through neoliberal restructuring, is reshaping opportunities for alternative forms of education and knowledge production to emerge. We then consider how insights from both critical pedagogy and popular education inform our work in this climate.
Keywords:critical pedagogy, the university, higher education, neoliberalism, sociology of knowledge
Subjects:X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > Centre for Educational Research & Development (CERD)
ID Code:4981
Deposited By: Sarah Amsler
Deposited On:30 Mar 2012 12:31
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 09:05

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